Beer Review: Anker Beard Amber “Lager” from Grossen Bart Brewery

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Anker Beard Amber “Lager” (Photo by Longmont Observer)

Source: Grossen Bart Brewery

Anker Beard Amber “Lager”

5.4% ABV

35 IBU

3 Stars

Gossen Bart’s Anker Beard Amber “Lager” is a play on the staple Anker Beard Amber. They took a mellow amber ale with its smooth sweet notes and threw in a dash hops. This is another one those beers where the brewers successfully blended just enough hop flavor that you get that bitterness towards the end without overpowering all the other flavors in the beer. The whole thing wraps up with what I would describe as a memory of dried apricots. I’m not sure this is an improvement over the original but overall a solid beer.

Beer Review Scale:

0/5 Not fit for man nor beast

0.5/5 Have I wronged you somehow that you would offer this to me?

1/5 Not enjoyable

2/5 Drinkable (The base line.  Where one does not cringe upon tasting it)

3/5 A decent beverage.

4/5 A very good beverage that I am willing to spend my money to drink.

4.5/5 Sweet nectar

5/5 …

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